Natural Fertility & Pregnancy Blog

12 Aug 2020
DNA and Fertility

Can DNA Testing Help Improve My Fertility?

Have you been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant and been told that you and your partner have ‘unexplained infertility’ even though your combined blood/sperm/other diagnostic results are considered ‘normal’? Perhaps you have had recurrent miscarriages, been diagnosed with PCOS, endometriosis or other hormonally related […]
13 Apr 2020

How do I boost my immune system when trying to get pregnant?

At this moment in time, we are all looking for ways to improve our immune system. We all know that improving our resilience makes us less of a target to environmental triggers and infections. This is as relevant for everyone wanting to conceive as […]
1 Dec 2019
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

What is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)?

If your periods have stopped or have become very irregular for 3 months in a row, in order to work out the cause, your doctor will do blood tests to check your hormone levels, and a pelvic ultrasound to check your ovaries. Besides those […]
30 Oct 2019
AMH Fertility

What is AMH and how does it relate to your fertility?

What is AMH? Quite simply, AMH is a reflection of your ovarian reserve.By definition, Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone that is produced predominantly by granulosa cells of preantral follicles within the ovary.These ‘preantral’ follicles are the smallest, earliest stages of growth and development […]
30 Sep 2019

Can Naturopathy help with ‘Unexplained Infertility’?

15 – 20% of infertility couples are diagnosed with ‘Unexplained Infertility’. This can be a devastating and incomprehensible diagnosis to receive.
2 Aug 2019

What is MTHFR and how can it affect Fertility?

As a Natural Fertility practitioner my patients often tell me that they have “MTHFR” but don’t understand what it means, and question whether it has any relevance to their health and fertility.
15 Apr 2019

How do Environmental Chemical Exposures Affect Your Fertility?

Over the past few decades, scientists have been reporting on the worrisome increasing trend of human infertility rates.
16 Jan 2019
What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis?

The fact that you are reading my blog means that either you, or someone you care about, is one of the 10% of reproductive-aged women suffering silently from this most painful and debilitating disorder.
30 Sep 2018

PCOS and Your Fertility (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous PCOS blog, the symptoms of PCOS result from the cascading effect that insulin resistance has on the normal functioning of the body.
30 Jul 2018

PCOS and Your Fertility (Part 1)

What is PCOS? PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a common hormonal condition affecting 12-20% of Australian women of reproductive age.
8 Jun 2018

Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Experiencing a miscarriage can be absolutely devastating! Having one or more miscarriages can affect your whole being – mentally, emotionally and physically. Every pregnancy loss is different and not everyone reacts the same way.
22 May 2018

5 Tips to make Healthy Sperm and Boost your Fertility!

It takes Two to Tango! For many reasons, society in general tends to place so much responsibility for fertility on women. This is most unfortunate as the female partner often ends up carrying the burden for a whole host of issues
2 May 2018
Liz Ellis - If at first you dont conceive

If At First You Don’t Conceive (Liz Ellis) – book launch review

A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to be at the book launch of “If At First You Don’t Conceive” – Liz Ellis’s guide to tackling infertility. Liz Ellis AO was the former Australian netball captain who found herself, as she says..
10 Apr 2018

Healthy Sperm + Healthy Egg = Healthy Baby!

Just as each and everyone one of us is different, every fertility experience is unique. As a natural fertility practitioner I value this concept and relish the exquisite variety of each and every journey my patients take me on. I feel so privileged to […]
9 Mar 2018
Carbs Protein and Fats

What should I eat before and during my Pregnancy for a Healthy Baby?

As I’ve said before in my previous blogs, a good healthy diet is so important for both prospective parents when planning on getting pregnant and having a healthy baby.
15 Feb 2018
Food for Fertiity - Your Healthy pregnancy Diet

Best Pregnancy Diet for Improved Fertility!

What to eat and what to avoid. The best fertility diet is one that focuses on real, whole foods, as close to their natural state as possible – the way mother earth intended. This advice sounds so simple…
29 Jan 2018

Pregnancy Diet Plan – Tips and Advice!

At what stage, during pregnancy, is it most important to be eating well? According to Professor Hazel Inskip (Statistical Epidemiologist): “Getting the right start in life is vital, and that means even before conception.
17 Jan 2018
4 Steps to Fertility Part 1

4 Steps to Increasing Fertility

Sharing my fertility knowledge and programme with you Whether you are preparing for a healthy baby or struggling with your fertility I would like to freely share BabyCreate’s 4 Steps to Fertility programme with you. I designed this programme over many years in clinical […]
20 Sep 2017
How to give your Newborn Babys Immune system the best start in life

Baby’s Immune System – 6 Steps you can take to give your baby the best chance in life!

The Human Microbiome Did you know there is a huge community of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi) that live in and on your body – outnumbering your cells by 10:1? These very diverse communities are collectively called the ‘microbiome’ and have their own specific […]
30 Aug 2017
Food rich in Vitamin B3

Miscarriage – Vitamin B3 Latest Research!

Vitamin B3 I am thrilled to see that Vitamin B3 has recently made headlines in the fertility arena! Sally Dunwoodie from the Victor Chang Institute released promising research regarding Vitamin B3 (Niacin) supplementation during pregnancy. Dunwoodie’s team found this applied to women who have […]
8 Aug 2017
Am I taking the right form of Folic Acid

Which Folic Acid to take for a Healthy Pregnancy?

Folic Acid in Pregnancy The importance of taking folic acid (for its role in the prevention of neural tube defects, as well as a healthy pregnancy) has finally reached our ears, and most people are well aware of the significance of this. But scientists […]